Vintage Sears Tower or Discoverer Telescopes
Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:09 PM
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Posted 29 April 2005 - 11:20 PM
It is an early 60s Sears Model 6333 (not Model 4 6333 A, as with my other Sears refractor). Note the difference in paint scheme, the metal knobs, and mount, among other things. It came with a barlow, three eyepieces, erect image porro prism, moon filter, illuminated accessory tray, and a solid hardwood cabinet. The only thing it appears to have been missing is the sun screen, and I have an extra in very good condition to complete this setup. It also came with two winged eyepiece guards and a couple of amber eyepiece filters. All I've done to it is wipe it down with a damp cloth. It is in pretty good condition...not as fine as the other 6333 I have, but not bad at all. I will state, however, that this is definitely the last of these old Japanese 60mm refractors I buy! They're starting to crowd me!
Posted 29 April 2005 - 11:23 PM
Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:04 AM
nack for running accross these gems.
Hows the view through it ?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:52 AM
I just received it yesterday, and it still needs a bit more cleaning and lubing before I take it out. One of these days I will assemble all of these "ladies of the night" at the same time and compare them. That will be a big job, so don't expect it too soon! I think it will look neat to have three or four of these elegant, long focal-length refractors set up in a row, however. What a sight!
Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:21 PM
Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:33 PM
And you even got some history to go with the scope
Cant wait to one day see the pic of those fine ladies all
lined up together...
Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:51 PM
These old scopes are an illness. I think I mentioned on another thread that the first time I ever saw the rings of Saturn through an eyepiece, it was with a long focal length refractor similar to these old scopes. I believe many people can say that, too. I really don't think these old setups will ever be worth anything, but they're still worthwhile instruments and its still fun to set them up once in while. Have you had yours out much, Bill?
Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:59 PM
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 03:44 PM
I went looking for your Bushnell refractor and found a 60mm Unitron on an alt/az mount (item #7512436327). It appears to be in good shape, too. You will deserve a concussion and earn my undying respect if you go after that baby!
Posted 02 May 2005 - 12:20 AM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:42 PM
Oh, man!! That's a nice one. The bid is already over $300 & there are 5 days left! My wife would REALLY kill me.....
Well Bill, we don't want that, now do we? We can dream, though!
Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:12 PM
Has anyone ever seen a 76mm Sears refractor in a pedestal mount with clock drive? They used to sell them as their top model back in 65. Anyone knows of a newer clock drive that will work with the 76mm equatorial mount. My 76mm is from 66 and I got it as a Xmas present. It is still with me.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:11 AM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:08 AM
I will post some snaps of both Sears Scopes